Hart and Huntington Off Road Sweeps Up After Lake Elsinore
Takes Home Twin PRO-4 Trophies
April 25th, 2012 – Lake Elsinore, CA
After Rounds 3 & 4, Hart and Huntington Off Road’s snapshot assessment of the Lucas Oil Off Road Race weekend at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park is that the team has an optimistic view of the 2012 season.
“We are only going to get faster and more consistent from here on out,” claims Ryan Busnardo, Team Leader for Premiere Motorsports Group. “We have been working really hard, and it is finally feeling like we have all the gears of the PMG Machine turning and working together in the right direction.” Josh Merrell proved that point by earning back-to-back 3rd place podiums in the #22 MAVTV PRO-4.
“Racing in off road is not for the meek or meager,” stated Merrell while toasting a Sunday evening celebration. “We have put in our time, and picked ourselves up after dealing with the struggles of off road closed course racing. We did our homework and our performance shows that we are competitive and can race for the lead. I am proud of what we have accomplished, but I am not satisfied. I want the top box and we are going to continue to improve till we get there. Thank you Premiere Motorsports Group for your dedication. Thank you General Tire and MAVTV for sticking with us. And we cannot forget all our fans out there who came to support us. Here is to achieving the next goal, winning!”
As Merrell’s #22 PRO-4 program takes form, Premiere Motorsports Group continues to shape three more race efforts that are new for the 2012 season.
With the #46 eBay Motors PRO-4 campaigning all year and Carey Hart committed to a specific schedule, we can look forward to further development and improved results. Hart is bonafide racer and genuine motorhead. “It comes down to seat time,” declared Carey. “I am pleased that we finished both rounds this weekend. I am just getting started again so I was focused on not making mistakes or tearing up the equipment. Hey, we did that and I even got to drive my wife around with the General Tire 2-Seater for a couple laps. I know we have a test session planned before the next rounds of racing at Speedworld and I will take full advantage of every opportunity to make myself a better racer.”
Ryan Beat has made major improvements and put up solid numbers with his new born ProLite effort. For Round 3, Beat proved once again that he is a contender in anything he drives. In a field of 24, Ryan finished 7th with many great battles of back forth contention against a track full of fast trucks. For Round 4, Ryan was supposed to start the #51 Premiere Motorsports Group /Black Rhino ProLite from the 10th position, however during a bogus start the field would be shuffled up and Ryan was stuck back in 17th for the green flag. No matter to Beat, he put his head down and did work climbing back up through the field to claim another 7th place finish. “You know, my hats off to the guys that race clean out there, but so far this year, there are a couple too many bone heads that are crashing into trucks. I think everyone should be able to do a better job. It really slows everything down when you have to fix my already working truck.
I am here to race, so I would rather steer clear of those maniacs while trying to gain position. I know we will get up on the box this year and its only a matter of time.”
As the team prepares for Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Rounds 5 & 6, Robert Naughton looks forward to racing the #54 Lunarpages PRO-2 at his home track in Surprise, Arizona at Speedworld Off Road Park. “We got a raw deal on Saturday with the gas pedal braking off and then it was nothing but a racing accident on Sunday that took us out. It was a total bummer because I need the seat time in this new truck and I really wanted to see how the truck handled after making all the changes. So far we have not clicked off to many laps to know where we are at, so we are going to burn some laps before Speedworld. I am excited to be back out racing and expect to be battling in the front of the PRO-2 field sooner rather than later.”
At Premiere Motorsports Group, our efforts are never wasted. Each experience is turned into a lesson and it is often applied down the road. We look, we listen, we collaborate and we wear our heart on our sleeves. The mentality gives us a sharp edge to work with and you need to have progression in a successful race program.